The plan is to hold one weekend of training per month through the winter.

The aim is develop and improve the sailors boat skills, experience and confidence such that they can rapidly progress the following Spring as the racing season gets underway.

Sailors will be assessed and placed into groups dependent on experience and ability. As a practical minimum children taking part must have their own boat and be able to comfortably sail a triangular course in a range of conditions and be willing to race on the water.

More advanced sailors, will be taught the methods, skills and tactics necessary to take them to the next level when competing against their peers in open events. While the core target audience for this training is sailors that have not already qualified for zone squad the ‘squaddies’ are very welcome to join us.

The training will consist of 4 weekends over the Winter upon the following dates

  • November 28th/ 29th – Royal Harwich YC
  • December 12th/ 13th – Ardleigh SC
  • January 16th/ 17th – Ardleigh SC
  • February 6th / 7th – Ardleigh SC

To add a sailor for all of the training, make a payment using GoCardless. And, add the sailor’s details using “Online Entry” located top left on this page – select Optimist.

The total cost is £175 per person (see Go Cardless Link below)

Or if selecting sessions at £25 per day (please enter by contacting Antony Gifford detailing the days you wish to enter). Winter members of ASC please also contact Antony Gifford to enter.


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